• Nancy Rister reviewed and updated the County Clerk’s fee schedule to come into compliance with the law.
• Under Nancy Rister guidance and management the turnaround time to record a deed decreased from 3 weeks to 4 days.
• Nancy Rister’s choice of recording software allowed for electronic recording of documents and made images and index of the County Clerk’s office more available to the public by putting all Official Public Records online, allowing the public to purchase clean or print for free watermarked copies, putting the index for birth and death records online, putting all marriage records online from the beginning of the county as well as deed records.
• The County Clerk now has a presence on the Internet with fees, locations, hours of operation, and minutes of the Commissioner’s Court meetings available for printing.
• Under Nancy Rister’s leadership the Vital Statistics division of the County Clerk’s office has won the 5 star award from the Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics for 19 years.
• Nancy Rister adopted a Code of Ethics for the County Clerk’s office and staff that ensures everyone needing services provided by the clerk’s office is treated equally.
• Nancy Rister improved the professionalism of the County Clerk’s office by developing an organization chart and job description for all staff members.
* e-recording beginning in 2005
* efiling Civil/Probate in March 2014 before mandate 1/1/2015
* efiling Criminal in October 2017 before mandate 7/1/2018
Archive program to preserve records
* Had 1,102 books preserved as well as plats which were recorded in the early history of the county and criminal cases from the 1800s to early 1900s deemed historical and permanent by law.
* Computerized deeds, marriage, birth, and death records from 1800s to current, commissioners court, wet/dry map, and foreclosure notices.
Involved locally, regionally, statewide and national within the clerk world. Standardization and uniformity as well as legislative changes and teaching other clerks by leading or co-leading educational conference sessions, learning about national ideas and what other states are doing or planning to do as it relates to recording land records.
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